The Tea Dragon Festival (The Tea Dragon Society #2) (Hardcover)
"A lovely, gentle fantasy." –– KIRKUS
Revisit the enchanting world of Tea Dragons with an all-new companion story to the two-time Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society!
Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.
Critically-acclaimed graphic novelist K. O'Neill delivers another charming, gentle fantasy story about finding your purpose, and the community that helps you along the way.
"Gentle, inclusive, and heartwarming, The Tea Dragon Festival will bewitch existing fans and new readers alike." - Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker)
About the Author
K. O'Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. They are the author of Princess Princess Ever After, Aquicorn Cove, The Tea Dragon series and Dewdrop, all from Oni Press. Their books reflect their interest in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.
"True to her characteristic style, the charming, full-color panels bring to life this feel-good middle-grade tale of community and purpose."
"Comforting, inclusive, and peaceful, The Tea Dragon Festival is a refreshing dose of the best things in life."
— Foreword Reviews
"Comics by Katie O'Neill just fill me with such deep happiness and peace that I want everyone in the world to read them."
— C.G. Drews
"Gentle, inclusive, and heartwarming, Tea Dragon Festival will bewitch existing fans and new readers alike."
— Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker)
"The Tea Dragon Festival is a story as warm and comforting as a home-cooked meal, and drawn with genuine affection for all its characters and the peaceful, verdant world they share."
— Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies)
Stunning, heartbreakingly real and at once a strong, unflinching story of poverty and socioeconomic inequities that haunt us in our imperfect country. Violence against children, homelessness and food insecurity will weigh on your heart as Rex tells his story. His story is more powerful because he is not alone, as this is an all-too-common theme in some households. A truly superb memoir and one that will never be forgotten. - Reviewed by Maureen